North Carolina Bill becomes vital after leftist 9th Circuit decides against ‘bearing’ arms outside the home.
North Carolina –-(Ammoland.com)- Second Amendment advocates suffered a setback last week when the full panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Peruta v. San Diego decided that California’s draconian restrictions on concealed carry – including demonstrating a “need” before being issued a permit – did not violate the Second Amendment.
Yes, the leftists of the Ninth Circuit are the most often overturned in the country. But with Antonin Scalia’s seat now vacant on the US Supreme Court, appealing the Peruta decision would likely end up with a 4-4- split, leaving a precedent-setting ruling in place.
Translated, short of a Supreme Court appointment of a conservative justice, states are now effectively free to pass laws restricting concealed carry.
The problem is potentially acute in North Carolina because Section 30 of Article I of the North Carolina Constitution, in addition to essentially re-stating the Second Amendment, contains the following clause: “Nothing herein shall justify the practice of carrying concealed weapons, or prevent …Read the Rest